With COVID-19 forcing business shutdowns as well as school closures, employees’ needs and wants have shifted to adapt.
Many traditional benefits including gym memberships, free food and snacks in the office and commuter stipends are no longer available, or are not currently useful to employees. Companies should be changing their benefits to respond to these changes, says Rachel Lyubovitzky, CEO of EverythingBenefits, an employee benefits administration software.
Employers need to consider options like virtual fitness memberships, work from home office policies and stipends, or mental health and telemedicine wellness checks. For working parents, remote work has created its own set of challenges, creating a need for different childcare options and more support from employers, Lyubovitzky says. Read More: EBN